Patmos Island – Monastery and Cave of John the Bogoslov
In 1088, the monastery of John the Bogoslov was built on the island of Patmos. According to legend, he preached and received a part of the Holy Scriptures of the Apostle. Building permission was obtained from the Byzantine Emperor Alexey I, and the place was selected by the hill, where the ruins of the temple of Artemis are located.
Monastery and Cave of John the Bogoslov – place of pilgrimage of many tourists. Christians seek to get into the temple and inspect his decoration. About 40 monks live in the temple today, worship takes place from 3 to 6 am. The library of the monastery of John the Bogoslov also received certain fame. Here collected a large collection of handwritten and old-line books on paper and parchment. The earliest rarities of historians belong to the V century. You can familiarize yourself with the early Christian frescoes and the works of great iconographic.
Near the monastery is the cave, according to legend it was here that was received «Revelation», which recorded the student John the Theologian Prokhor. One of the recesses in the cave of John the Theologian is revered as a place where the apostle put his head, stone «table» – Place of work Prokhor. Inside the cave organized the Church of Revelation and St. Anne. Monastery and Cave of John the Theologian are included in the World Heritage Monuments.